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Drydock Mechanic J4

Date: Feb 19, 2021

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.

 

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description)
     
    The Drydock Machinist Mechanic J4 is responsible for accomplishing work in accordance with work specifications safety, with the highest quality, in a professional manner.  Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job.
     
  2. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training/Required Experience)
     
      1. Must have the ability to navigate a ship, the Drydock, and understand compartment designation.
      2. Must have excellent working knowledge and understanding of technical publications and drawings. 
      3. Must be able to repair and/or install equipment using routine mechanical knowledge in conjunction with technical information and diagrams and ability to make a diagnosis of dry dock machinery and mechanical equipment to determine problems and make proper repairs, whether the equipment is manually, air hydraulically or electrically operated on the dry dock but needs to work with no supervision. 
      4. Must be able to accurately use measuring instruments such as micrometer, tachometer, dial indicator and caliper and monitors and interprets dry dock equipment and machinery gauges, meters and alarms in order to identify potential malfunctions as early to takes appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems and to avoid catastrophic equipment failures.
      5. Be very knowledgeable in the use of all common shop and hand tools. 
      6. Must be able to perform duties required to prepare the drydock for a docking evolution, to include the fabrication, preparation and assembly of the drydock blocks but needs to work with no supervision.
      7. Must be able to perform drydocking evolution duties such as diesel engine watch and operation of other equipment as necessary but needs to work with no supervision. 
      8. Must be able to perform drydock watch duties in accordance with the drydock operational procedures and instructions but needs to work with no supervision.
      9. Must have good oral and written communication skills.
      10. Must know what PPE to use and when.
  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
     

X

Carrying

X

Lifting

X

Walking

X

Climbing

X

Pulling

X

Must be able to go on vessels

X

Crawling

X

Sitting

X

Visual Requirements:

X

Crouching

X

Standing

 

 

X

Hearing

X

Stooping

 

Other:

X

Kneeling

X

Talking

 

 

 

  1. VISUAL REQUIREMENTS
     

    Required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating machines where the job is at or within arm’s reach or performing mechanical or skilled trades’ tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as ones by mechanics, electricians, technicians, service people, painters, etc.

     

     

    Must be able to climb on and around ships and walk to other yard areas and requires extended periods of standing and walking (75%). Inspections and work may require climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding and observing co-workers using tools and equipment. Lifting/carrying tools and parts weighing up to 50 lbs. on frequent basis.  Standing, bending, sitting, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, kneeling, handling, finger dexterity, feeling, eye/hand/foot coordination, seeing, hearing required. Selecting appropriate tools for jobs, as per trade classification. Works in tight, confined work spaces on board ship and is exposed to varied temperatures, wind, wet and humid conditions, fumes, odors and dust, vibrations from ship and hand tools.

     
  2. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
     
    Reports to Drydock Supervisor and/or DockMaster.
     
  3. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Ensure tanks/compartments has an updated safe for hot work ticket and that requirements of the ticket have been met (ex., ventilation, lighting, safety equipment, etc.)
  2. Ensure conditions of the tank/compartment have not changed since the ticket was written (ex., fuel run back, unsafe working conditions, etc.)
  3. Ensure that WAF ticket is on the job site and that it is for the specific job being accomplished.  Must ensure that no work will be accomplished without a WAF posted at location of repairs.
  4. Ensure that any other safety issues are complied with that relate to the specific job being accomplished (ex., special staging, face shields for grinding, protective clothing for hot work related jobs, breathing apparatus with correct cartridges, etc.)
  5. Ensure that you are trained for qualified for the work you are assigned to do (ex., JLG, forklift, welding, brazing, special electrical/mechanical repairs, etc.)
  6. Ensure that you and personnel working under your direction are working safely and as productively as possible, maintaining quality control at all times.
  7. Ensure that job site is left in a safe and clean condition prior to departure.
  8. Ability to complete assignment but needs to work with no supervision.

 

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY
                          
    Accountable to Drydock Supervisor and/or DockMaster.
     
  2. STANDARD EQUIPMENT ISSUE
     
    None
     
  3. UNIQUE/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
     

    Must have reliable transportation.  Must be able to work aboard vessels, climb ladders, and work in tanks and confined spaces.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including respirator.  Must be able to work evening and weekend hours. 

     

    May require up to 10% travel.

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